Upcoming events from Cultural Keys Chinese Culture Centre; Oct-Dec 2020

The weather might be cooling, but we still have a lot to look forward to as we prepare for colder days and longer nights. Cultural Keys has a full calendar of cultural events and activities for you to enjoy over the coming weeks, including martial arts, calligraphy workshops, fan and gourd painting, an online presentation about Shadow Play, and Halloween fun for all the family!

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What kind of activities can Cultural Keys offer you, your friends, students or staff?

We have all seen a lot of changes this year. While there have been a lot of difficulties, and a lot of challenges, we must still try our best to look towards the future, both as individuals, communities or as companies. With that in mind, we wanted to let you know what we as a company can offer you, through our events and activities, to help you start making plans and look forward to the coming weeks and months ahead!

Want to know more? Read on to find out what Cultural Keys can offer you, your friends, students or staff, no matter if you’ve just arrived or are looking for help getting back to some sense of normalcy and enjoying the cultural treasures of China!

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Custom handmade calligraphy available again at Cultural Keys!

Few examples of traditional Chinese art are as beautiful and intrinsically characteristic of Chinese culture as handwritten calligraphy. It’s with that cultural significance in mind that Cultural Keys and the CK Culture Boutique  are proud to announce that starting this week (April 26th) we are again able to offer custom handmade calligraphy for the first time since January!

Read on to see how you can order a unique and beautiful piece of art and bring Chinese culture into your own home or office!

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Cultural Activities in Beijing this February

We are facing difficult times at the moment in China. People are worried about getting sick, and transportation and daily life is being disrupted. Despite this, life does still have to go on. If you have decided to stick it out, and are looking for things to do in Beijing in the coming few weeks, there are still several options for cultural activities from Cultural Keys, Culture Yard, Black Sesame Kitchen and B-Electric Beijing .

Read on to find out what’s happening!

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福 – China’s luckiest character? 2020 Edition

At Spring Festival there are many ways to decorate, but one of the most common is to paste the character ‘fu’, 福, on doors and windows. There is evidence that this custom dates back to the Song dynasty (AD 960 – 1279).

福 is pronounced fú and means ‘blessings’. It is traditionally handwritten in black or gold ink by itself on square red paper, with the corners pointing in the directions of the compass, and it is hung up facing outwards to keep bad luck away and bring good luck to the home. It is often hung with other decorations, such as couplets and red lanterns.

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